publication date: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 (part of Round XXXVII)

category: Fads

clue: John McCain was a decorated POW and Sarah Palin was mother to a baby with Down syndrome, but this ordinary man brought the real waterworks to their campaign appearances.

explanation: Joe the Plumber (real name Joe Wurzelbacher) became a flash point in the 2008 presidential campaign when he asked Barack Obama about how tax plan changes would affect his plumbing business ("waterworks"), soon after making campaign appearances with McCain and Palin. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Lori Lancaster, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Samuel Franklin, and Peter Wilhelm

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